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DSI to proceed with "Victoria Secret" Human Trafficking Case to Court

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) will proceed to court with human trafficking charges involving "Victoria Secret" massage parlor.
Date: 13 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Social Development Minister delivers Policy on Protection of Human-Trafficking Victims

NONTHABURI, Feb 16 (NNT) - The Minister of Social Development and Human Security has announced a policy designed to protect victims of human trafficking in accordance with international practice.
Date: 16 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Wildlife Protection Law being amended to carry Harsher Penalties

BANGKOK, Feb 12 (NNT) - The committee of Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) in charge of natural resources and the environment is preparing to seek approval for an amended wildlife protection bill that would increase punishments for poaching.
Date: 12 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government confirms Legal Action to be taken against High-Profile Poachers

BANGKOK, Feb 8 (NNT) - The government has confirmed its determination to protect the nation's wildlife, saying a case is underway in connection with high-profile suspects charged with illegal hunting in a wildlife sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province.
Date: 08 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM, Environment Minister confirm Legal Action over ItalThai President caught poaching

BANGKOK, Feb 7 (NNT) - The Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, have both confirmed that anyone found to be poaching animals in Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary will face legal action.
Date: 07 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA still questions New Anti-Corruption Law

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly is still questioning the new anti-corruption law.
Date: 16 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA continues to deliberate Anti-Corruption Law

BANGKOK, Dec 25 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has continued to deliberate the draft organic law on corruption prevention and suppression and is prepared to appoint election commissioners.
Date: 25 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA deliberates Anti-Corruption Bill

BANGKOK, Dec 22 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has continued its deliberation of the anti-corruption bill.
Date: 22 December 2017; Type: Tax News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA Committee adds More Details to new Draft NACC Law to step up Anti-Graft Efforts

BANGKOK, Dec 21 (NNT) - A committee of the National Legislative Assembly, which is in charge of the new National Anti-Corruption Commission Act, has proposed additional information to the draft in a bid to step up the fight against corruption.
Date: 21 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA Committee on Social Affairs hosts Round Table Discussion about New Draft Law on Young Offenders

BANGKOK, Nov 28 (NNT) - A committee of the National Legislative Assembly has hosted a roundtable discussion to collect ideas for the new draft law on the rehabilitation of young offenders.
Date: 28 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Two New Plans to protect against Human Trafficking to be proposed

BANGKOK, 7th November 7 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has prepared two plans to strengthen protection against human trafficking with a focus on protecting employees and matching international practices.
Date: 07 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Anti-Corruption Bill

BANGKOK, Nov 3 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has approved in principle the draft organic law on corruption prevention and suppression. In a meeting with members of the NLA, Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) Meechai Ruchupan explained that the bill aims to enhance the credibility and efficiency of the Nati ...
Date: 03 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC to submit Draft Law on Anti-Corruption to NLA this Week

BANGKOK, Oct 31 (NNT) - The Constitutional Drafting Commission has confirmed its intention to submit a draft law on anti-corruption to the National Legislative Assembly for deliberation this week.
Date: 31 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Bill in Aid of People involved in Anti-Corruption Work

BANGKOK, Oct 24 (NNT) - The Cabinet has endorsed a draft law on the support and protection of people who are engaged in the fight against corruption. After the weekly Cabinet meeting, Government Spokesperson Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkumnerd disclosed that the Cabinet gave the green light to the draft law which was proposed by the Public Sector Anti- ...
Date: 24 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

National Assembly expects to see Anti-Corruption Bill This Month

BANGKOK, October 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) advised today that the draft anti-corruption act will be deliberated on November 2nd.
Date: 15 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC Chairman pledges Readiness to adjust Draft Law on Anti-Corruption

BANGKOK, Oct 13 (NNT) - The Chairman of the Constitutional Drafting Commission has pledged the charter drafters’ readiness to adjust the draft law on anti-corruption if there is any reasonable suggestion requiring changes.
Date: 13 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Drafting of Organic Law against Corruption completed: CDC Chairman

BANGKOK, Oct 3 (NNT) - The drafting of an organic law against corruption has been completed, said Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) Chairman Meechai Ruchuphan.
Date: 03 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Office of the Judiciary ready to adopt New Criminal Procedure Act

BANGKOK, Oct 3 (NNT) - The Office of the Judiciary is ready to adopt the new Criminal Procedure Act, which takes another approach to court proceedings. The Secretary-General of the Office of the Judiciary, Mr. Sarawut Benjakul, said on Tuesday that the court of justice will work in accordance with the new Criminal Procedure Act, which now ...
Date: 03 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thai Court finds Yingluck Guilty, hands down Five-Year Jail Sentence

BANGKOK, Sept 27 (Bernama) - Thailand's Supreme Court Wednesday found former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty in absentia for negligence in the controversial rice-pledging scheme and sentenced her to five years in jail.
Date: 27 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Myanmar Migrants make Final Appeal in Koh Tao Murder Case

Thailand's Supreme Court accepted the final appeal by Thai lawyers representing Myanmar migrants Win Zaw Tun and Zaw Linn, who have been sentenced to death for the murder of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on Koh Tao island in Thailand.
Date: 22 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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